Shirakawa-go Light-up (Observation Deck Plan) & Hida Takayama (Takayama Green Hotel) / Operates from 2


Limited departure dates! This tour includes viewing the Shirakawa-go Light-up event and one night's accommodation at Hida Takayama. 1. Enjoy the hugely popular illumination spectacle at Shirakawa-go. Travel conveniently by bus to the site. 2. You can also see the light-up from the observation deck! A shuttle bus ticket that transports visitors to the location is included. 3. Stay overnight at a hotel in central Takayama. 4. This tour operates from 2 participant so the trip is guaranteed if you book! 5. Travel on Limited Express trains between Nagoya and Takayama! There is a similar tour staying at a different hotel. Please click here. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Additional information] Items included ・Boarding tickets for trains between Nagoya-Takayama (Limited Express "Wide View Hida", reserved seat in the ordinary carriage) ・Boarding ticket for sightseeing bus from Takayama to Shirakawa-go Light-up ・Shuttle bus ticket to the observation deck ・Hotel accommodation in Takayama (breakfast included) ・Taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Tour exclusions: ・Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) * Children aged between 0~5 unfortunately cannot join this tour. Since this is an independent plan, a tour conductor will not accompany the trip. We will provide all the necessary documents so that customers can deal with the admin. on their own during the trip. We will deliver the necessary documents one day before the trip to your hotel. Please provide (i) the name of the hotel, (ii) the check-in date and (iii) the name of the person who made the booking. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Attention] Shirakawa-go Light-up ・You will travel to the event using a sightseeing bus. There will be a guide on board, however communication will essentially be in Japanese. ・This tour includes a shuttle bus ticket to the Shirakawa-go observation deck. Please use the bus for the journey to the deck and then walk back afterwards (approx. 20 min walk downhill) ・The bus will be shared with other Japanese and foreign tourists. ・Please be waiting at the bus terminal at least half an hour before departure as large crowds will be waiting to board buses. ・We will deliver the bus coupon to you beforehand. On the day, please go to the bus center terminal and exchange for the actual boarding ticket. If you do lose your coupon, you will not receive the ticket, in which case you will not be able to board the bus. ・The bus is non-smoking. ・You cannot reserve seats on the bus. ・The bus schedule is subject to change due to road conditions or bad weather. This could mean a shorter visit to the light-up event. ・Operating company: NOHI NORIAI JIDOSHA K.K. CO., LTD Trains *You will receive an e-mail with the information on your seats once they are booked. If the departure date is over one month away, expect a reply within a month of your return trip. *Please note that when the train(s) specified in the itinerary section is fully booked, we will place you in a train before or after that. *Seat preferences such as a particular carriage number or seat number will not be considered. *No stopover is permitted. *Once the tour starts, the carriage or designated seat cannot be changed. *If you miss the train, the tickets will become invalid. Boarding subsequent trains, even in the non-reserved section, will not be permitted. Event site *It is likely that the venue will be highly congested. Please be careful of your own safety and time management. *It will be very cold and slippery so please wrap up warm and wear shoes with strong grip. Hotel *The room types at the hotel are as follows: Western/Japanese/Western-Japanese. Some roome will have bath tubs and some won't. You will be allocated rooms and cannot choose a preference. Other *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • JR Nagoya station (7:45~8:50 Departure) Limited Express "Wide View Hida" (normal carriage/reserved seat) JR Takayama station (10:15~11:00 Arrival) Make your way to the hotel on your own. **Check in and leave your belongings at the reception.** "Shirakawa-go Light-up Tour", Takayama station・Takayama Nohi Bus Center (15:10 Departure) Shirakawa-go (15:50 Arrival) Enjoy walking around the World Heritage site. See the light-up. *Gassho-style houses will be lit up from 17:30. Take a shuttle bus to the observation deck! *Walk back to the village afterwards (approx. 20 mins on foot) Shirakawa-go (20:00 Departure) Takayama Nohi Bus Center (21:00 Arrival) **Return to the hotel** Overnight at Takayama Green Hotel

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Have breakfast at the hotel and then check-out (by 10:00) Free time before departure. Enjoy exploring Takayama JR Takayama station (15:35~18:50 Departure) Limited Express Wide View Hida (reserved seat in the ordinary carriage) JR Nagoya station (18:05~21:05 Arrival)


Departure place

Designated place (Aichi)

Meeting Time



Aichi (Nagoya), Gifu, Shirakawa-go

  • English

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Language Support

This particular course is operated as a free plan tour, therefore there will not be any language support from a tour conductor. We will however, provide the final confirmation and itinerary in the preferred language of your choice.

Minimum number of participants for operation

2 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

2 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition
The prices may vary depending on number of participants and other conditions.